Waterfront in Black & White
As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I have access to a lot of online forums and Facebook Groups that only demonstrators can access. Recently I saw a gorgeous card from Sheran Rigg using the Waterfront Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. She created an Ansel Adams-esque image, and it was breathtaking. I decided to CASE it. Of course, mine isn’t as amazing as Sheran’s, but here it is.
Waterfront is perhaps my favorite set from the Occasions Catalog. For this card, I used blacks and grays – Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, and Basic Black. Who knew only three colors could create this much depth?
The lake is Smoky Slate, the mountains are Basic Gray, and the trees in front of the lake are Basic Black (mostly). So gorgeous! I think it looks like a black and white photo of a mountain lake.
I decided to do a “colorized” version as well. So far, everyone in the family has agreed that the black and white card is much more striking. It’s kind of like old black & white movies; the original is always better than the colorized version.
I stamped the trees in Tranquil Tide. Looking back, I should have used a purple or blue, since my trees are also Tranquil Tide. The lake is Dapper Denim and the “beach” is Sahara Sand. I also used a little Always Artichoke (remember that color? Yep. We still have it, although it’s been totally eclipsed by the other greens) for the hill side at the bottom.
I needed a little more movement on the lake, so I added some White Gel Pen ripples. It was a bit much, though, so I sponged some Dapper Denim over it to calm it down.
If you haven’t ordered the Waterfront set, you should add it to your next order. It’s so versatile. You can make lots of scenes with it. It’s my favorite from the Occasions Catalog, and it’s so easy to work with. I’ll have another – totally different – Waterfront to show you tomorrow. It’s easy to see why it’s the best selling set in the Occasions Catalog.
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